Day Care Employee in Mesa, Arizona Fired After Crude Post to Snapchat

February 5, 2016 Updated: February 5, 2016

An Arizona day care worker was fired after a crude post she made to Snapchat was discovered by some parents.

The 19-year-old worker posted a snap of her middle finger in front of a young child’s face, accompanied by the caption “swear I love kids.”

The Snapchat post made its way to at least one parent, who contacted the day care’s owner, reported KPHO.

The owner of Kids Play, Dorothy Thornton, then confronted the worker, who immediately confessed.

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“She was crying and saying she’d made a mistake,” Thornton said. The worker then showed the full video to Thornton.

“She’s filming and then I see a finger birdie,” Thornton said, “I had to let her go. She shouldn’t have had her cellphone out. She’s watching kids.”

Thornton says she feels bad for the now-former employee, because the unnamed woman has received death threats from the incident.